Merit Badges

MeritBadgeSashThere are currently 128 merit badges that can be earned by Scouts. Scouts are free to pursue them according to their interests, however there are a number of badges that are required to reach the rank of Eagle Scout.

Merit badges can only be earned by working with a registered Merit Badge Counselor. Summer camp offers many opportunities to earn merit badges, as does the Merit Badge College held each winter.

Interested in becoming a merit badge counselor?

Read an overview of what it takes to be a merit badge counselor.

Merit Badge Resources